Luma offers Picture Industry: A Provisional History of Technical Images, 1844-2018, a major project exploring the rich history of mechanically reproduced imaging from the 19th century to the present day.
Organized by visual artist and theorist Walead Beshty, the exhibition features more than three hundred works and objects from approximately one hundred contributors, and includes photographs, media, painting, drawing, video, collage and installations. A considerable collection of books and magazines – selected from the artist’s rich personal archives and numerous public collections covering a visual history of more than a hundred and fifty years – winds through the exhibition and reinforces the themes. This project is also based on a parallel program of screenings of works of art using film or video.
The exhibition is accompanied by an anthology of historical and contemporary writings by more than two hundred contributors.
The exhibition is accompanied by an audio guide developed by ARTimbarc and Luma, in close collaboration with curator Walead Beshty.
On the sidelines of the exhibition, a program of historical, documentary and video-testing films is presented every day in the Formation building.
Picture Industry: A Provisional History of Technical Image, 1844-2018
Until January 6, 2019
Parcs des Ateliers
45 Chemin des Minimes,